Oklahoma Use of Public Resources for Private Gain, State Question 680 (1998)

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The Oklahoma Use of Public Resources for Private Gain Amendmentalso known as State Question 680, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed facilities of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education to make use of public property for private research and development of technology.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 680 (1998)
Approveda Yes 509,001 63.82%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title appeared as:[2]

This measure would amend the State Constitution. It would amend Section 14 of Article 10. Under current law, public property can only be used for public purposes. This measure makes an exception for use of public property for certain projects. These projects would involved research and development of a technology. The technology could be a product, process or idea. A college or university would be able to let a business use its property to develop these kinds of projects.


Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

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  1. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed November 24, 2014
  2. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Question 680," accessed November 24, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.